Ronald M. Lamb March 4, 1936-June 11, 2010
Angels welcomed Ronald M. Lamb to Heaven on Friday, June 11, 2010, where they are certain that he went right to work on improvements and perfections, making sure everything is in order for those there and those who will join him. He was 74. A mass of Christian burial was held Monday, June 14, 2010, at Saint Ambrose Cathedral, 607 High Street, Des Moines. Burial was Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
Ron was born March 4, 1936, the middle child of Loren and Ruth Lamb in Mount Ayr. Shortly after high school Ron joined the U.S. Navy and married Dena Boham. Together with their two sons, Bryan and Mark, they lived in Hawaii and California, before returning to Iowa.
After working in the grocery business for several years, Ron joined Casey’s General Stores in 1970, as a store manager. Hard work and dedication to the company provided an opportunity for Ron to climb through the ranks of upper management positions, finally becoming chief executive officer, president of the company and most recently he was chairman of the board of directors.
After the death of his wife, Dena, Ron married Marjorie O’Brien and extended his family to include stepchildren, John O’Brien and Renee Weldon. In addition, there are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ron truly loved being with people and helping them in many ways. Throughout his lifetime his presence has blessed many people and he left this world a better place. Ron enjoyed life fully. He was a good golfer and enjoyed fishing, hunting and a good card game with friends. He was a great host and his smile was warm and welcome. During his career he enjoyed worldwide travel and kept very busy and active with family and friends.
Ron was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas; his first wife, Dena; a son, Mark, and his parents, Loren and Ruth.
He is survived by his wife, Marge; son, Bryan (Annie) Lamb; stepson, John (Christine) O’Brien; stepdaughter, Renee (Tom) Weldon; brother, Larry (Sandy) Lamb; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other extended family members, and a host of friends.
A vigil service was held at Saint Ambrose Cathedral on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Memorial contributions may be directed to the John Stoddard Cancer Center.